Jump to content
munseahawk

2026 WC Bid?

Recommended Posts

Tomorrow we find out the fate of this "unified" bid apparently! Not much discussion on here, has everyone resigned themselves to it not working out for us? I shouldn't react emotionally to politics but after the weekend I really don't want us to prop up a bid for our neighbours to the south by hosting a handful of matches to make it look like a unified bid! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
36 minutes ago, gator said:

Tomorrow we find out the fate of this "unified" bid apparently! Not much discussion on here, has everyone resigned themselves to it not working out for us? I shouldn't react emotionally to politics but after the weekend I really don't want us to prop up a bid for our neighbours to the south by hosting a handful of matches to make it look like a unified bid! 

I share a lot of those feelings. I'm not super excited because I really don't feel like it is OUR bid. Think about it...if we were to progress out of the group stage into the knockout rounds, we wouldn't even be playing at home! It would be in the states where there is a good chance that the opposition would have more fans than we would. How does that sound for a 'home' world cup.

If we are successful, I just hope we can enjoy substantial ancillary benefits.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

At the end of the day, FIFA decides which games go where and how many goes where. Now, I'm feeling we should have thrown as many stadiums as we could which would increase the likeliness of getting more games.

USSF kind of tricked everyone by dictating how the tournaments plays out, that's 100% within FIFA's hands. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, gator said:

Tomorrow we find out the fate of this "unified" bid apparently! Not much discussion on here, has everyone resigned themselves to it not working out for us? I shouldn't react emotionally to politics but after the weekend I really don't want us to prop up a bid for our neighbours to the south by hosting a handful of matches to make it look like a unified bid! 

I’m a bloody soccer fan first it’s the only sport I really care about and I’ve been one for all my 53 years here in Canada, born and raised here in an environment that unlike a good chunk of the world soccer is not king here. Now if I’m still around in around 8 years and I’m still decent health I have an opportunity to go watch of few World Cup games right here in my country and I’m going to say no to that because it’s not all of our own bid and the fact we are only getting 10 games, really no bloody way , bring it on , 10 World Cup games in my country for the sport that I love and one of the biggest sporting events in the world playing some games here in Canada and me as a soccer mad fan saying no to that ,no bloody way bring it on . Think about the attention it will bring soccer to Canada it’s been improving a lot with our MLS teams and the woman’s national the past 10 years or so but think of how much more attention it will bring the sport in Canada if the United bid wins. Moreover, this will come at a perfect time with the CPL starting next year it will only get the momentum going even more for the CPL if the United bid wins, you think the people behind the CPL are not wanting the bid to win , you can bet your life on it they want and hope it wins, it’s a win win for Canadian soccer if this United bid wins and let’s all keep our fingers crossed the United bid wins this damn thing!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, socceronly said:

Regardless of what this is, there is ZERO downside to having this thing go through. Zero. 

 

With due respect, I would argue that inviting a tournament who's organizers have asked to receive a tax exemption, circumvent our labour laws and not be subject to standard foreign exchange rules does present a downside.  A large one in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, SF said:

With due respect, I would argue that inviting a tournament who's organizers have asked to receive a tax exemption, circumvent our labour laws and not be subject to standard foreign exchange rules does present a downside.  A large one in my opinion.

A let me ask you this are you a Canadian national team supporter, do you cheer for Canada making it to the World Cup if the answer is yes then your cheering for Canada to go play in a tournament that is run by an organization that runs a tournament in whatever country is hosting at the time that goes into a country and asks for tax exemptions, circumvents that countries labour laws and asks that country not to subject it to standard foreign exchange rules. If your against all that then you should not support a national team that goes and plays in such a tournament run by an organization that does all that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, 1996 said:

I’m a bloody soccer fan first it’s the only sport I really care about and I’ve been one for all my 53 years here in Canada, born and raised here in an environment that unlike a good chunk of the world soccer is not king here. Now if I’m still around in around 8 years and I’m still decent health I have an opportunity to go watch of few World Cup games right here in my country and I’m going to say no to that because it’s not all of our own bid and the fact we are only getting 10 games, really no bloody way , bring it on , 10 World Cup games in my country for the sport that I love and one of the biggest sporting events in the world playing some games here in Canada and me as a soccer mad fan saying no to that ,no bloody way bring it on . Think about the attention it will bring soccer to Canada it’s been improving a lot with our MLS teams and the woman’s national the past 10 years or so but think of how much more attention it will bring the sport in Canada if the United bid wins. Moreover, this will come at a perfect time with the CPL starting next year it will only get the momentum going even more for the CPL if the United bid wins, you think the people behind the CPL are not wanting the bid to win , you can bet your life on it they want and hope it wins, it’s a win win for Canadian soccer if this United bid wins and let’s all keep our fingers crossed the United bid wins this damn thing!

 

As I said in my post it's the emotion of politics, if we win this bid I will support the team as always, if I'm still able in 8 years time! 😀I was more than happy in 94 to go to a bunch of games in the US and whatever the dynamics or reasons of this bid an argument is hard to make against us playing World Cup matches on home soil (if an automatic place is granted)! The question I ask is why is there not more excitement on the eve of the vote?

Edited by gator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, SF said:

With due respect, I would argue that inviting a tournament who's organizers have asked to receive a tax exemption, circumvent our labour laws and not be subject to standard foreign exchange rules does present a downside.  A large one in my opinion.

Garbage.

Like we'll build stadiums with slaves here.  Get real.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
29 minutes ago, socceronly said:

Garbage.

Like we'll build stadiums with slaves here.  Get real.

 

 

Like we'll build stadiums here.  Get real.

I was against the Vancouver hosting the Olympics™ for a number of non-zero reasons.  I'm against this US bid for the World Cup™ for many non-zero reasons.  But I attended and enjoyed the Olympics and if the bid is successful, I'll find a way to attend and enjoy the WC.

Oh, I'm a hypocrite and that's ok, I sleep all night and I work all day...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, kacbru said:

Like we'll build stadiums here.  Get real.

I was against the Vancouver hosting the Olympics™ for a number of non-zero reasons.  I'm against this US bid for the World Cup™ for many non-zero reasons.  But I attended and enjoyed the Olympics and if the bid is successful, I'll find a way to attend and enjoy the WC.

Oh, I'm a hypocrite and that's ok, I sleep all night and I work all day...

Even more to the point we won't be building any infrastructure.  Which is what makes it a good thing to do.

If we were a sole host building and spending stupid Olympic level money, fuck that.

But this.... Is not like 2010 at all.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

i really no longer care at all about this bid (not because of the US but because it seems lame that this is how Canada gets into a WC). Like it would be nice to get it (it would do wonders for our system) but I no longer care (I just want our system to work) and I think most Canadians do not care.

Edited by matty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, lazlo_80 said:

I think we're going to get it. Exciting times.

if only "we" truly meant WE... I for one will not mind if Morocco gets it, mainly because the bigger losers will be the USA

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, LeoH037 said:

if only "we" truly meant WE... I for one will not mind if Morocco gets it, mainly because the bigger losers will be the USA

I forget this is a soccer forum I’m on sometimes , that I have to defend Canada trying to get a piece of soccer’s greatest tournament, I would understand if I was on a non sports forum or a general sports forum having to defend this but on a Canadian soccer forum having to defend something that will only help the sport grow even more in our country feels strange. Moreover, with a new national league starting next year and the boost getting a piece of the World Cup in Canada even as small it will be will give to the momentum of the CPL will be immense . The timing of getting some World Cup games and the launch of the CPL is perfect if some people can’t see this then what can I say expecially on a Canadian soccer forum, oh well , anyways in just a few hours we will know so if the United bid loses we can just shut down this thread and continue on and don’t have to talk about this anymore.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is immense. I don't think some people realize what this means, 8 fuckin years from now we're going to have World Cup games right here in Canada and our team will be playing in the WC. Not to mention the CSA will make a whack of money from this...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×